FOR ANIMAL TREATMENT ONLY
Does not control heartworm in dogs.
Controls all 11 gastrointestinal worms. One tablet treats 10kg.
Drontal Chewable is recommended for the control of all gastrointestinal worms in dogs including:
Roundworm - Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina.
Hookworm - Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense (this hookworm is rare outside the coastal areas of North Queensland, Northern Territory and Northern Western Australia), Uncinaria stenocephala.
Whipworm - Trichuris vulpis.
Tapeworm - Echinococcus granulosus (hydatid tapeworm), Dipylidium caninum (common flea tapeworm), Taenia spp., Taenia ovis, T. pisiformis, T. hydatigena.
Directions For Use - Administer the dogs correct dose from the hand as a treat. Drontal Chewable is highly palatable and 98% of dogs will consume it this way. Where necessary for dosage the product may be cut with a sharp knife to produce half chews. If necessary Drontal Chewable may be crushed and mixed in canned dog food.
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO WEIGH DOGS BEFORE TREATMENT.
Dosage - 1 chew per 10kg bodyweight administered once.
3.1 - 5 kg..................0.5
5.1 - 10 kg..................1
10.1 - 15 kg...............1.5
15.1 - 20 kg................2
Over 20 kg................ 1 chew for every 10kg of body weight. Round off doses to the nearest half chew above.
HYDATID TAPEWORM - A single dose of Drontal Chewable is all that is required. However, this dose should be repeated every six weeks to ensure that newly acquired hydatid tape worms are expelled before reaching maturiry.
Dogs should not be fed, or allowed to feed on, offal from any species. Dogs in Hydatid areas should be treated every 6 weeks. It is important to ensure that the dog does not acquire offal in order to break the life cycle of the hydatid tapeworm. It should be noted that the hydatid tapeworm poses a severe risk to human health by transmission to humans from infected dogs.
HOOKWORMS & ROUNDWORMS
Dogs And Puppies: Treat at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks and then every month until six months of age, thereafter every three months or on veterinary advice.
Pregnant Dogs: Treat at mating, then 10 days before whelping and at 2 and 4 weeks after whelping, then every 3 months.
WHIPWORMS - Treat every 6 to 8 weeks after 3 months of age.
TAPEWORMS - Treat every three months except in a hydatid tapeworm area where every six weeks is recommended or on veterinary advice. Dipylidium caninum tapeworms are transmitted by fleas. Control of this tapeworm will require effective control of the local flea population. Worms, if present, may not appear in the droppings at all, or may not appear for up to 48 hours after treatment.
COMPATIBILITY - Drontal Chewable may be combined with othe treatments, for example heartworm prevention, flar or tick treatment.
SAFETY - Drontal Chewable may be given safely to all dogs including old animals, young pups, working dogs and greyhounds. It may be given to pregnant dogs but is onlt clinically indicated in the last 10 days prior to whelping.
Side Effects: Vomiting may be observed in a small number of dogs after administration.
Worms often reinfest dogs so its necessary to:
1. treat the dog itself,
2. reduce environmental contamination by daily disposal of droppings,
3. remove tapeworm immediate hosts eg. fleas.
Follow the retreatment recommendations below:
Puppies - Treat at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks; then 4, 5 and 6 months of age.
Adults (over 6 mths) - Every 3 months. Every 6 weeks in hydatid infested locations. If Whipworm is a problem retreat every 6 - 8 weeks.
Pregnant / Lactating - Treat at mating, then 10 days before whelping and at 2 and 4 weeks after whelping, then every 3 months.
These recommendations are of a general nature. In specific instances where infestation is particularly heavy or many dogs are housed together, a veterinary surgeon should be consulted. Flea tapeworms can reinfest dogs and begin producing segments 2-3 weeks after a treatment. If segments re-appear before the next Drontal Chewable treatment is due, either re-treat with Drontal Chewable or use Droncit which is a specific treatment for tapeworm.
Disposal - dispose of empty packaging by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage.
Storage - store below 30*C (room temperature)
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Notice - Purchaser assumes all risk of use and handling where product is not used in accordace with direction given.